President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of board members of the Police Trust Fund.
The appointment of the members was contained in a statement issued by the President’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the fund, established in 2019, will create additional sources of revenue for the Nigeria Police Force. It will operate for an initial period of 6 years from the commencement and may be extended for an additional period.
According to the statement, Mr Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Inspector-General of Police, Barrister Suleiman Abba, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.
It added the President also approved the appointment of the following as Executive Secretary and members of the Board.
Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, Executive Secretary; Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – Representing Ministry of Police Affairs, Inspector-General of Police – Representing Nigeria Police Force; Usman Bilkisu – Representing Ministry of Justice; Ben Akabueze- Representing Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning; Mansur Ahmed – Representing Organised Labour and Michael Bamidele Adebiyi – Representing Civil Society Group.
The President also commended state governors, members of the National Assembly, and Nigerians for their patriotic and spirited efforts at reforming Policing Architecture to deepen the country’s internal security.
He, however, noted that the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, will announce the inauguration date of the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund.